We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Fort Union National Monument

NM 161, Fort Union, Watrous, NM 87753
+1 505-425-8025
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Interesting

This was another interesting place to visit. We learned about the Fort and how it evolved through... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Carmine85635
,
Sierra Vista, Arizona
Many acres of Adobe ruins; in the late 1800s the largest US Army base!

Only 8 miles off I-25, but what a trip back in time. For forty years, this Fort had a tremendous... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Edward Z
,
Jacksonville, Florida
Read all 109 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“civil war” (11 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 08:00 - 16:00
LOCATION
NM 161, Fort Union, Watrous, NM 87753
CONTACT
Website
+1 505-425-8025
Write a Review
Reviews (109)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 109 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

This was another interesting place to visit. We learned about the Fort and how it evolved through the years. Our tour of the ruins was cut a bit short by a thunderstorm, but that's just life. The rangers and volunteers were awesome and answered all...More

Thank Carmine85635
Reviewed 6 days ago

Only 8 miles off I-25, but what a trip back in time. For forty years, this Fort had a tremendous impact on the local economy, trade, safety of travelers and tradesmen, and also had an impact on a significant Civil War battle. Be sure to...More

Thank Edward Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visit Ft Union, New Mexico first part of May, 2017. Nice clear and warm day allowed me to observe the isolutation of this old Fort. If you like old American forts you should visit this one. The Park Service has done a great job of...More

Thank Poudre1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This historical site is by far my favorite place in New Mexico. It's massive, old, and interesting. The adobe buildings mixed with informational plaques makes the experience educational and fun. Plus, I loved seeing the wildlife in the area too.

Thank SunnyInAmerica
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

At one time, Fort Union was the largest military base in the Southwest, and had by far the largest hospital between Kansas City and the West Coast. It functioned as a supply depot for the entire area south, west to California, and even into southern...More

Thank JR M
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

This fort is a great look into old west, the fort was designed to protect the Santa Fe Trail great views of the plains and the Sangre de Cristo mountains also a nice Break from I 25

Review collected in partnership with Deutsche Telekom
Thank mountains74
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This is a great place - and doesn't charge a fee when I visited. The fort is ruins, but the size is daunting. The Santa Fe trail partially circles the ruins. This is the third and final fort at this location - the first was...More

Thank randisbrown
Reviewed 25 January 2017

This was part of a road trip with the 8-yr old grandson in September. This is one of the largest and best preserved old West Forts in the region. Others may be more interesting for their part played in the westward expansion of the U.S....More

1  Thank nmhiker2015
Reviewed 27 October 2016

This place is really cool. They have tried to preserve it the best they can. It's really cool to see almost all three sites of this fort. They have the star shaped earthen fort the one closer to the mountains that you can see but...More

Thank tinkerbsb
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We certainly enjoyed visiting here, it’s also a good stop for the family. It’s located about a half hour north of Interstate 25. The ruins of the fort are extensive and you can walk the trails among the old adobe walls. It also has a...More

1  Thank DAW12
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Salman Ranch Cafe
6 reviews
21.60 km away
Hatcha's Cafe
24 reviews
23.79 km away
Teresas Tamales
16 reviews
34.81 km away
Pendaries Restaurant and Bar
21 reviews
36.15 km away
Nearby Attractions
Cleveland Roller Mill Museum
7 reviews
32.28 km away
Coyote Creek State Park
6 reviews
36.07 km away
Sipapu Ski Area
106 reviews
55.35 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
MelissaDMc
Curious if you allow small dogs to walk around on a leash if I were to visit? Thank you so much
11 December 2016|
Answer Show all 4 answers
Response from ClaimsMachine | Reviewed this property |
Yes
1
Vote